Azavea is organizing the Philadelphia stop of the LocationTech Tour this Wednesday, a series of talks/conferences on open source GIS projects and tools. Please register and come to Old City from 1-5pm for an afternoon of presentations and then 5-minute lightning talks and socializing with attendees from 5-9pm.
Speakers include Mark Headd, the City of Philadelphia's Chief Data Officer, Georgia Bullen from the New Ameria Foundation, Tom Swanson from Esri, Sean McGinnis from the New Jersey Office of GIS, John Riser from the Department of Geography at Rowan University, Azavea, OpenPlans, and others.
Most talks will be interesting and accessible to anyone with and interest or basic background in GIS, open government data, and how mapping technology can and is being used in the context of our cities and urban planning processes.
Geo Open Source Conference
Arch Street Quaker Meetinghouse
320 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19106
207 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19106
Hope to see you there, and do sign up for the new GeoPhilly Meetup group to be notified about these types of events and meet others in the GIS community in Philadelphia.
If you are nearer to New York City or Washington, D.C., please check out the LocationTech Tour events in either of those cities this Tuesday and Thursday as well!
New York (tues): https://locationtechnewyork1.eventbrite.ca/
DC (thurs): http://locationtechdc1.eventbrite.ca/